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[writing|art] I’d like to write a story on your arm

So I’m thinking about an art-fiction project. Somebody would have to be very chill to collaborate on this with me, so I don’t know it if would work out, but here goes.

I want to write a fairly surreal piece of short fiction, something on the far tilted end of New Weird. And I’d like to publish it by having it tattooed as a full sleeve on someone’s arm. I envision the words spiraling down from the shoulder to the elbow to the wrist.

The really hard part is I’d like to encode something a lot shorter by having every 7th or 10th or 14th word be red in the tattoo, and have the red words constitute a micro fiction embedded within the main story.

I don’t know if I could get anyone to commit to this — that’s a lot of needle time, and a lot of spend with the tattoo artist, which I can’t afford to underwrite these days — but I think it would be cooler than hell.

[art] Dreaming Cat, by the Child

[info]the_child made a get well card for Lizzy Shannon (who’s recently had surgery), and I loved the picture she drew so much I asked her permission to put it on my blog. She told me not until Lizzy had seen the card first. Well, card has been delivered, and so now the rest of you get to enjoy the image.

Dreaming cat, by the Child

Dreaming Cat, by B. Lake

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[art] Happy Birthday, Octobers

There are many October birthdays among our family and friends, including ‘s aunt, her grandfather and . So she made this art, entitled, “Happy Birthday, Octobers”, for all of them.

Happy Birthday Octobers

“Happy Birthday, Octobers” by . Medium: iPad 3G, Brushes app.

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